East Northants residents warned about phone scam asking for your bank details

People in East Northants are being warned about the phone scam
People in East Northants are being warned about the phone scam

People are being warned to put the phone down if they receive a call from someone claiming to be from East Northamptonshire Council and asking about a car crash.

The authority has issued the warning after receiving reports of a man and a woman making the scam calls to people across the East Northants area in recent days.

A spokesman for East Northamptonshire Council said: “We’re getting reports of a man and woman calling residents claiming to be from East Northamptonshire Council asking about a car accident they may have had.

“This is not a genuine caller, please do not give them any information.

“We strongly advise you put the phone down straight away.

“If you have given any of your bank details to these callers, please contact your bank immediately.”

It is not known if anyone has given their details out to the scam callers, but the council is urging people to be aware of the scam, not give any details out and to put the phone down.